Primary Care Chief Residents
Abby Lawson, MD
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at UK, and specifically the Primary Care Track, has
provided me with excellent clinical training and mentorship over the last 2.5years. I have not only learned how
to manage the most common primary care complaints but also how to care for extremely complex patients within the
hospital. I have learned how to navigate difficult conversations and have had the pleasure of developing
relationships with patients I have seen consistently during residency.
I am not originally from Lexington but have spent the last 11years (undergrad, medical school, etc) here because I love it so much. It feels like a smaller town but has all of the luxuries of a big city including great restaurants, coffee shops, arts, and concerts! Following residency, I plan to practice as a primary care physician in the outpatient setting and look forward to building lifelong relationships with my patients
Minus Helton, MD
Having gone to medical school at the University of Kentucky, I first learned about our Primary Care Program while on my third year clerkship when the resident on my team told me what an awesome opportunity it is. I am so glad that I applied and was accepted into the program. My residency will not only prepare me to be an outstanding primary care physician, but also gave me a well-rounded experience in medicine subspecialties. Outside of residency I love checking out our local food scene with my co-residents (who have become family) and hiking through the many beautiful areas near Lexington. My future plans are to stay at UK next year as an Internal Medicine Chief Resident and afterwards I will be working as a primary care internist.